The City of Duarte is in the midst of celebrating its 60th Anniversary of incorporation. For over 60 years the City of Duarte, has provided exemplary service to its residents. Throughout the year, look for the City's "Cheers to 60 Years" branding and logo.
As we wrap up the 60th anniversary of our beautiful City, our Cheers to 60 Years Community Celebration was a day filled with an amazing musical performance by Kalimba, fantastic BBQ dinner by Marvellwest, colorful face painting, bounce houses, games, Duarte boxing exhibitions, vendor booths, and endless memories.
We would like to thank all of our amazing sponsors: City of Hope, Walmart, Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District, LA County Sheriffs, and Supervisor Kathryn Barger's Office for making this event possible.
Cheers to 60 Years, the City’s yearlong anniversary celebration for the City of Duarte continues with the unveiling of 52 pole banners along Huntington Drive at intersections and a street banner across Buena Vista.
The banner program features a combination of over 30 different contemporary and historical images of City parks, residents, facilities, the DHS Falcon Marching Band, the Gold Line and Citywide special events. Special thanks to the City of Hope, HumanGood, and the Duarte Historical Society for providing many of the vintage images including the City’s the original school house (now Old Spaghetti Factory), Santa Teresita, City of Hope and our famed citrus industry. Each banner also features the 60th anniversary logo, “Cheers to 60 Years” and the Duarte D. For more information on the City’s 60th Anniversary Celebration, visit www.accessduarte.com
To celebrate both its 60 years of incorporation and connection to the famous U.S. Highway, the Duarte City Council, the Duarte Historical Society and local State officials Anthony Portantino and Blanca Rubio will dedicate one of several Route 66 logos recently stenciled onto the famous road during a brief ceremony at 9:15 am in front of the City’s Plaza located at 1553 Huntington Drive.
The City of Duarte, like many communities adjacent to the “Mother Road” is proud of its history as part of Route 66 and supports organizations like the Duarte Historical Society and the annual Route 66 Parade that is taking place starting at 10 am. The installation of stenciled Route 66 logos along Huntington Drive would continue this tradition of recognizing the road's place in Duarte history. Other logos will be painted on Huntington Dr. @ Mountain Ave., Huntington Dr. @ Buena Vista St., 1600 Huntington Dr., Huntington Dr. @ Highland Ave., Huntington Dr. @ Mt Olive Dr., Huntington Dr. @ Las Lomas Rd., and Huntington Dr. @ Encanto Pkwy. The Duarte Historical Society will also be on hand to offer memberships and memorabilia that exhibit a wealth of historical information about America’s historic “main street.” The public is invited to participate in the photo, learn about Route 66 heritage and be a part of its history. For additional information, contact Duarte City Hall at 626 357-7931.
About the City of Duarte
The City of Duarte was incorporated on August 22, 1957 and is celebrating its 60th year. With integrity and transparency, the City provides exemplary public services in a caring and fiscally responsible manner with a commitment to our community’s future. For more information visit www.accessduarte.com or call (626) 357-7931. Follow the City of Duarte on Facebook at facebook.com/duartecommunity; Twitter @CityofDuarte; Instagram @city_of_duarte and LinkedIn.
About Route 66
Route 66 was officially commissioned 90 years ago, on November 11, 1926. For many decades, Route 66 was one of the busiest and most important highways in America. The highway has been the subject of folklore, books, songs, and legends, and one of the greatest symbols of Americana. It continues to be celebrated for its significant role in our country's history as well as the role it played in developing many regional and local economies.